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Posts from the Kentucky Category

Caps Off to Dolan’s Intentions

By Sarah Fine - ShipCompliant Research Team

In October of last year, wineries began shipping directly to Ohio residents under a new direct shipping permit law. When the provisions of the law in Ohio were first announced, one of the major subjects of controversy was the capacity cap, which only allows wineries that produce less than 150,000 gallons annually to obtain a [...]

April 11th, 2008

Kentucky posts permit instructions

By Jeff Carroll - VP of Compliance, ShipCompliant

Kentucky recently posted instructions for obtaining a Kentucky out-of-state small farm winery license. There are ten steps (actually eight steps – they skipped steps 6 and 8!) that a winery that produces less than 50,000 gallons can follow to receive a license to ship directly to consumers. STEP 1. KRS 243.360 requires you to first [...]

February 19th, 2007

Bourbon County, KY – Wet, Dry, or Moist?

By Jeff Carroll - VP of Compliance, ShipCompliant

We’re getting word that Kentucky will soon make public the requirements for out-of-state wineries to get a small farm winery license for shipping wine directly to consumers. Regardless of the difficulty of the process that Kentucky unveils, wineries will surely face a challenge in keeping track of the 53 dry and 16 “moist” counties in [...]

February 11th, 2007

News from Kentucky

By R. Corbin Houchins, Beverage Industry Counsel

The headline said, “State drops out of wine suit: Small operators can ship directly,” but the reported change in direct shipment rights occurred in December of last year. What’s new is that the state has abandoned its appeal, leaving the wholesaler trade association to continue alone in attempting to persuade the Court of Appeals to [...]

February 7th, 2007

"New Vintage" of Wine Litigation

By Jeff Carroll - VP of Compliance ShipCompliant

There’s an excellent article on law.com titled “New Vintage of Wine Litigation is Fermenting”. The article summarizes the “next wave” of wine lawsuits that will continue to shake up the landscape of direct shipping. New suits and amended complaints filed in the past year are attacking requirements that consumers must purchase wine in person, with [...]

February 5th, 2007